Certified members of the technorati elite politburo and most of the nattering nabobs of negativism have a field day whenever Apple dares to Think Different™ and change something. Remember the headphone jack?
Complaints galore hit the interwebs because now users would need a dongle of sorts to continue to use old headphones with new iPhones. We’ve seen the same issue with USB to USB-C ports, and the lack of port variety on new Macs– which requires a trip to the Dongle Store to keep things working OK. Stop complaining.
Mother Of All Dongles
For some strange reason, those haters of any change that Apple inflicts upon customers that also requires a dongle to keep old gadgets connected, also fall head over heels in love with hubs– the mother of all dongles.
Here’s an example of one from HyperDrive.
The only thing missing with that one is a Serial port, a SCSI connector, and a Parallel port. OK. Maybe ADB.
Yes, it seems paradoxical that technorati members would hate Apple for making changes that require new cables that require dongles to bridge to the past, but many gadgets require many different kinds of connectors.
Dongle, meet Hub. Hub, meet the Mother of All Hubs.
This is the latest from HyperDrive announced on April 1st. The Ultimate Hub. Maybe even the Queen of Hubs.
As a follow-up to our bestselling HyperDrive Ultimate Hub, which currently has the most number of ports (11) in a USB-C hub, this new product will feature 40 ports and has been aptly named the HyperDrive Ultimate Ultimate Hub. In addition to its arsenal of USB, HDMI, and Ethernet ports, the Ultimate Ultimate Hub offers an array of innovative technology, including two RCA connectors, a reader for your collection of floppy disks, and a built-in speaker that doubles as a space heater, with its temperature depending on the number of active connections to the USB-C hub.
This one also has a 27,000mAh battery. What else is inside this gargantuan beast of a Mother?
- 9 x USB-C
- 9 x USB-A
- 2 x microSD
- 2 x SD
- 1 x 3.5mm Audio Jack
- 1 x HDMI2 x DisplayPort
- 1 x Mini DVI
- 1 x VGA
- 1 x Ethernet
- 1 x Modem RJ-11
- 1 x Optical Audio “Toslink”
- 1 x Firewire 400
- 1 x Firewire 800
- 2 x RCA
- 1 x Parallel Port
- 1 x Serial Port
- 1 x PS/2
- 1 x AT Port
- 1 x 3.5” Floppy Disk Drive
You know you want one, right? When are they available? April 1st.